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We’re back and like all of you, we have rallied around to support each other during this unprecedented time in our lives. Our team has shared both your health and economic concerns and we feel that now more than ever, we need to be supportive and sensitive to all our LOCAL businesses & professionals. As our community continues to “open back up” and get back to some normalcy, we are thrilled to present you with the September/JERSEY STRONG edition of The Showcase Magazine!

Keeping with our “Jersey Strong” theme, we hope you enjoy our front cover “Jersey Strong” brought to you by Maria Verni, a mixed media artist from Red Bank, NJ.

Inside this issue, you will find a variety of LOCAL businesses and professionals. Some advertisers may look familiar as our Social Media Campaign has continued to Showcase “LOCAL” through these past several months. We have ALWAYS been community driven as well as supporters of our “LOCAL” business community and will continue doing so.

Showcase Salutes are featured in every issue highlighting LOCAL businesses. For this issue, we have Showcased 4 advertisers, Ankle & Foot Specialist of NJ, Libase Salon & Spa, Paolo’s Kitchen, and Watchung Pediatrics. Please take the time to read all about these LOCAL businesses and their success stories!

Don’t forget to enter our Autumn/Jersey Strong Word Find contest on page 20 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Blanco Salon in Watchung. Just solve it, fax it, email it or mail in and it’s that easy to win! And if you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the Cutie Pie award, go to page 11 for all the details. We love receiving all your adorable baby pics!

In the spirit of Giving Back, The Showcase Magazine continues to feature 3 organizations in our Giving Back column (pg12) in every issue which are looking for donations and time. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on the Giving Back tab.

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @TheShowcaseMag and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their goods and services. Our ON-LINE Business Guide boasts over 100 businesses and new additions joining every day! Just go to www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on Business Guide.

Patti and I, and The Showcase staff wish you and yours good health and happiness. Always remember that with every unfortunate situation, something good is underlying. Think of the current situation as a “reset button” to life. Be kind to other people and to yourself; lend a helping hand to those in need. Let kindness motivate you to be your best self and watch how quickly our world becomes a better place! BE WELL. BE SAFE. BE KIND.

Happy Autumn!

Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

Giving Back


With nonprofits struggling to stay afloat amid Covid19, all of us at The Showcase Magazine urge you to give back in any way you can.

In the spirit of continually Giving Back, this column Showcases three meaningful organizations and charities that are doing amazing work and would appreciate your donations of time and/or money.

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Simply Entertaining: Creative Cheese Pairings


A cheese course adds a touch of elegance to almost any meal, but why not just make it the main event at your next gathering? Whether hard, crumbled, or melted cheese, impress guests without turning on the stove. Try pairing unexpected and delicious ingredients that will tickle their taste buds.

To get the cheese party started, I recommend selecting a few kinds of cheese that are different from each other. Mix and match the different textures, fat contents, and types of milk. Also, aim for different flavor options such as salty, sweet, and bitter. This lets everyone experience a variety of flavors and textures in each bite.

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Family Matters: Dealing with Health Anxiety and the COVID-19 Virus


Individuals with health anxiety (hypochondriasis) often obsessively analyze their body throughout a typical day which may worsen during the COVID pandemic. The person may wake up and check vital signs, become aware of normal body pain or sensation throughout the day and misattribute these as a likely catastrophic or dangerous illness. The obsessive negative belief is often promoted by the thought “well it could be a true disease.” While many illnesses are possible, they are not typically probable.

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